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EPL: It was a penalty, Chelsea star should’ve received red card against Newcastle – Ex-referee, Hackett

Former Premier League referee, Keith Hackett has insisted that Chelsea star, Kai Havertz should have received a red card against Newcastle United.

He also said that Newcastle United should have been awarded a penalty during the tie against Chelsea.

Hackett said this while criticizing referee David Coote for his two mistakes in Chelsea’s Premier League 1-0 win over Newcastle United on Sunday.

Chelsea defeated Newcastle at Stamford Bridge, thanks to Havertz’s superb late goal.

But during the encounter, Newcastle felt upset after two key decisions went against them.

The first came in the first half when Havertz only received a yellow card for an elbow on Dan Burn.

The Magpies were also denied what appeared to be a clear penalty in the second half when Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah brought down Jacob Murphy inside the Blues’ area.

“David Coote is having a bit of a mare,” Hackett wrote on Twitter during the match.

“Havertz should have received a red card for his high elbow into the face of Newcastle’s Burn.

“In the second half, Chelsea’s number 14 holds the shirt of his opponent then pushes him over with left arm. Penalty kick to Newcastle not awarded.

“We need Nigel Owens on this holding offence don’t we. It is so obvious a penalty kick. If I was Eddie Howe, I would be asking [PGMOL chief] Mike Riley to explain.”

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